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October 15, 1999

UW-RF Theatre Presents Romeo and Juliet

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls theatre will open its season with the Shakespeare classic, "Romeo and Juliet."

The performances will take place in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building on Nov. 4-6 and Nov. 11-13 at 8 p.m. Two matinees will also be held on Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 11:30 a.m.

"Romeo and Juliet" will appeal to a variety of audiences for many reasons, according to director Meg Swanson. "This show will make Shakespeare live! This production company focuses on making the story accessible and the action and language clear," said Swanson.

The cast includes students and UW-RF faculty. The role of Romeo is portrayed by Gary James Laib of Poynette. Juliett is acted by : Jennifer Reinardy of Cannon Falls, Minn. English Professor Bernie Brohaugh, who teaches Shakespeare, will play Friar Lawrence. Journalism Professor Michael Norman will take the role of Lord Capulet.

"This is a terrific company of young actors. They bring energy to the work," Swanson adds.

Tickets go on sale at the University Theatre Box Office on Oct. 25. The cost is $3 for students and senior citizens and $7 for adults. For more information, call the Box Office at 715/425-3114 or Meg Swanson at 715/425-3115.

Here are the students and their roles listed in alphabetical order by hometowns according to states: Wisconsin:

Boyceville: Denise Parkhurst, Towns Person
Holmen: Michael Culp, Balthazar. Milwaukee: Christel Chali de Jesus, Towns Person.
New Richmond: Sarah A.R. Oldenberg, Towns Person.
Prescott: Ben Seipel, Paris.
Rio: Amie Williams, Lady Montague.
River Falls: Moira Clinton, Towns Person.
Somerset: Carrie Hanson, Towns Person; and Robert Swansen, Cousin Capulet.


Apple Valley: Brett Putnam, Towns Person.
Byron: Suse Eastland, Towns Person.
Cottage Grove: Andrea Sue Dale, Lady Capulet.
Hinckley: Nicole Jarvis, Towns Person.
Milaca: Ryan Hildebaugh, Tybalt.
Mounds View: Sarah L.V. Martin, Benvolia.
New Prague: Rebecca Anderson, Towns Person.
Northfield: Kevin Stanke, Abram.
Oakdale: Jeff Horton, Towns Person.
Rochester: Jeff Anderson, Peter and Servant.
Roseville: Jeff Rhody, Sampson.
Sauk Center: Joseph Fisher, Gregory.
St. Michael: James Russell Wax, Montague.
White Bear Lake: Heather Oaks, Sister Johanna.
Woodbury. Minn: Ayasha Sampson, Nurse.

Jeff Heinze, Prince and Chorus, Belton, Mo.

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